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I’m often asked to assess what others teach. I do not do this lightly, but it is necessary. Before reading this page, or any of the pages about specific people, I recommend that you read What is a False Teacher?, which explains what the Bible says about false teachers, and why I would bother to research who they are and what they say.

Which people are false teachers?

If Christianity is true – and I’m convinced that it is – then everyone who teaches something different is incorrect. That doesn’t mean that every non-Christian is a false teacher. For the purposes of instruction, false teachers are those who claim to preach the gospel but do not. I can’t judge whether someone is sincerely wrong or whether they’re abusing others in the name of Jesus for personal gain. I will not judge whether someone is, or is not, a Christian. I can only judge what they teach, and whether it contradicts the clear message of the Bible.

Below is a list of people, groups, and ideas. The list is incomplete, and – unfortunately – always will be. Not every person on the list should be considered a false teacher. If they’re on the list, there are either serious questions about something they teach, or they identify themselves as partners with false teachers, or as students of false teachers.

Most of the people on this list are prominent leaders in specific unbiblical movements. Because those movements are full of false teachings, those leaders are necessarily teaching falsely as well. As I have time, I will write individual articles on each, outlining things they have said and written that are unbiblical or problematic. Remember that the goal is not to gossip or slander, but to expose unbiblical ideas by comparing them with biblical ideas.

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Name, Group, or IdeaMovement
Benny HinnWord of Faith
Bethel Church (Redding, CA)NAR
Bill JohnsonNAR
Bob JonesNAR
C. Peter WagnerNAR
Charles CappsWord of Faith
Che AhnNAR
Creflo DollarWord of Faith
Dominion TheologyNAR
Dwight ThompsonWord of Faith
Earnest AngleyWord of Faith
Eddie LongWord of Faith
EW KenyonWord of Faith
Five-fold Ministry
Frederick KC PriceWord of Faith
Hillsong (Australia and worldwide)NAR
James GollNAR
Jerry SavelleWord of Faith
Jesse DuplantisWord of Faith
Joel’s ArmyNAR
Joel Osteen
John AvanziniWord of Faith
John WimberNAR
Joseph PrinceWord of Faith
Joyce MeyerWord of Faith
Juanita BynumWord of Faith
Kenneth HaginWord of Faith
Kim ClementNAR
Kingdom NowNAR
Latter Rain Movement
Marilyn HickeyWord of Faith
Mike BickelNAR
Mike MurdockWord of Faith
Morris CerruloWord of Faith
New Apostolic Reformation
Norvel HayesWord of Faith
Paul Yonggi ChoWord of Faith
Paul and Jan CrouchWord of Faith
Paula WhiteWord of Faith
Peter Popoff
Rick JoynerNAR
Robert TiltonWord of Faith
Rod ParsleyWord of Faith
Rodney Howard-BrowneWord of Faith
Spiritual MappingNAR
Steve ShultzNAR
TBNNAR, Word of Faith
TD JakesWord of Faith
The Elijah ListNAR
The Passion BibleNAR
Third Wave
Todd BentleyNAR
Toronto Blessing / Brownsville RevivalNAR
William BranhamNAR
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39 responses to “List of False Teachers”

  1. keith says:

    do you believe in the baptism of the holy spirit and do you believe
    that speaking in tongues is also for today. people sometimes say
    that they ceased. i enjoyed your conv. about sabbath regs.

    • Tony says:


      I believe that what the Bible says is true. In Matthew 3:11 we see John the Baptist’s words: I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. There is a baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is a spiritual parallel. The Jews baptized converts, and the early church baptized converts. Water baptism is a ceremony where someone is welcomed into a community of faith. When someone receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, they are welcomed into the Body of Christ. They are born again, and the Holy Spirit begins to dwell in them.

      I don’t know what you mean by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but that’s what the Bible teaches about it.

      I believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in operation today. I do not believe that everyone who claims to be exercising those gifts is being honest about it. My experiences in Pentecostal churches have shown me that there are plenty of fakers out there. In my opinion, the Charismatic/Pentecostal churches often do a great disservice to the Kingdom of God by first obsessing over the gifts, then teaching poorly about the gifts, and then allowing people to counterfeit the gifts in their assemblies. Christianity – as a religion – is growing quickly in many parts of the world, and that’s encouraging… but much of that growth has come because the prosperity gospel is being preached to poor people. That’s not encouraging at all.

      Thanks for your kind words, Keith. Have a great day!

      • Stuart McGregor says:

        Hi Tony thanks for all the great information and guidance makes you think again! Do you have any leading teachers you recommend both now and in the past. Thoughts on Billy Graham and now his son, and Smith Wigglesworth? Thanks

        • Tony says:


          Billy Graham’s teachings are fine. In his early years, I’m led to understand that he hardly ever mentioned the resurrection of Jesus… that it was His death alone that Graham focused on. Later, he seemed to expand his teaching to include the resurrection. That’s about it. I’ve never heard anything he said that I found directly contradicted the Bible.

          I haven’t spent a lot of time analyzing Franklin Graham’s theology. I think we can assume that he agrees with this Statement of Faith, as he’s the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. There’s nothing there that I would consider unbiblical.

          As for Smith Wigglesworth, I would avoid him. I don’t know a lot about him, but there are a few things that I find troubling. First, he often taught that illnesses were the result of demonic activity and unbelief. Needless to say – well, I wish it didn’t need to be said, but it too often does – that’s entirely unbiblical. He claimed to have raised the dead, and distributed ‘prayer cloths.’ These sort of things, in my estimation, simply have no place in the life of the Bible-believing Christian. His excesses seem to be the same excesses we see in other Pentecostal offenders, and I would not consider him a reliable teacher.

          • Andrew says:

            Franklin Graham is joining events with Paula White and Joseph Cahn

          • Tony says:


            Please respond with links. It’s not enough to make a claim without context. If we’re going to complain that someone is off-base, we need to first establish that our observations are accurate. I’m not saying I don’t believe you. I’m saying that we should be diligent in avoiding even the appearance of gossip.


  2. Tom Carpio says:

    Hi, I just wanted to ask, is the TBN you are referring to in the list “False Teachers” the TV station “Trinity Broadcasting Network”? I follow and watch Dr. David Jeremiah’s teaching from that station. But the station also air most of the “false teachers” you were referring to, so I’m confused. But thanks to the list you have provided. I believe them to be true. I have watched Joseph Prince a couple of times and I might have missed the points you have made about him, maybe because of my hard of hearing? Thank you for what you do, sir!

    • Tony says:


      Thanks for asking! Yes, the TBN on my list is the Trinity Broadcasting Network. In no way to I mean to imply that everyone associated with them, or everyone who appears on air, is suspect. The founders, and most of the show hosts, are part of the Word of Faith movement… and so, because they teach false things, they’re on the list. I respect David Jeremiah very much, and have never heard him say anything I considered problematic.

      As for Joseph Prince, I have an article about him specifically. As I point out in the article, I really like a LOT of what he says. Unfortunately, saying true things doesn’t undo saying false things… so, in spite of my appreciation for much of what Prince teaches, I feel the need to point out the unbiblical things that he does teach. Does that make sense?

      • Andrew says:

        David Jeremiah is now actively joining hands with jim bakker

        • Tony says:


          Please respond with links. It’s not enough to make a claim without context. If we’re going to complain that someone is off-base, we need to first establish that our observations are accurate. I’m not saying I don’t believe you. I’m saying that we should be diligent in avoiding even the appearance of gossip.


  3. Anders Jonsson says:

    In response to Keith’s question about tongues, I would like to refer to a couple verses that I think support cessationism. Matt. 9.6 declares why Jesus did miracles: that men might know that He has power on earth to forgive sins. Similarly, Heb. 2.4 tells how God gave the apostles miraculous powers to confirm their testimonies. From the context it seems, to me at least, that those special powers were for that specific time. There was a reason for them then. Just like in the days of Moses and in the days of Elijah. Of course, God can do something similar at some future time. But I don’t see any evidence of it today.

    • Tony says:


      Cessationism is an interesting topic. For those who don’t know, it’s the belief that spiritual gifts (like speaking in tongues) were only for the apostles, or for the first generation of Christians. Let’s take a look at what you’ve written…

      >> miracles
      It’s biblically accurate to suggest that the primary function of Jesus’ miracles was to establish His identity as God and Messiah. One might suggest that spiritual gifts do not fall under the category of miracles. Yes, the Reformation argument for cessationism (where the idea comes from) was in response to Roman Catholic claims of miracles, but it’s not at all clear to me that they are the same.

      >> Heb. 2.4 tells how God gave the apostles miraculous powers to confirm their testimonies.

      That’s NOT what Hebrews 2:4 tells us. Here it is, with context:
      We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

      Notice that there’s no mention of apostles… not in the previous chapter or anywhere in chapter 2. Hebrews 2:4 is most definitely NOT an argument for cessationism, as it provides no evidence that the ‘signs, wonders, and various miracles’ have not been distributed by the Holy Spirit beyond the apostolic age.

      To make a serious claim for cessationism, one would also need to explain modern occurrences of the manifestation of spiritual gifts… not just tongues, but the rest. After spending time with many missionaries over the years, it seems far too broad to claim that they are all counterfeits, and that God doesn’t work that way anymore. I’m very skeptical of the typical CharisPental claims about what happens in their churches, but I’m unable to rule out the sincere and mature believers I’ve known for years who explain their own personal experiences that make cessationism, for me, untenable.

  4. Anders says:

    Yes, cessationism is an interesting topic, and yes, there is a lot to be skeptical about regarding charismatic/pentecostal claims. And yes, things happen on the mission field that don’t seem to happen in Europe or America. But here is my question: Salvation was announced (past tense) by the Lord. It was confirmed to us (past tense) by THOSE WHO HEARD HIM. (How is that not a reference to apostles?) And God testified (past tense) to their witness by… gifts of the Holy Spirit. Does not Heb. 2.4 at least give some weight to the cessationists argument?
    That said, I noticed for the first time that the KJV seems to support the cessationist view more than other versions I’ve read. Heb. 2.4 in the KJV reads, “God also bearing THEM witness with… gifts.” And the THEM is in italics. ie. not found in the Greek. So the KJV reader could deduce that the signs and gifts were given “them”, but not “us”.

    • Tony says:


      No, Hebrews 2:4 says nothing about cessationism, and gives no weight to any cessationist argument. The fact that something happened in the past tense is no indication that it was a one-time event, or a closed series of events. I do understand the point of cessationism… the miracles that occurred in the first century provided strong evidence that Jesus is who He claims to be. When John the Baptist wanted to know with certainty that Jesus is the Messiah, Jesus pointed to His works. That’s plain to see. That’s not the whole story, however. The miracles established Jesus’ identity, but that’s not all they did. They also, for example, healed people. That’s not nothing, that’s something. People need healing, and Jesus provided it. Those healings pointed to a greater spiritual reality, but they were also a lesser physical reality that we shouldn’t discount.

      There’s no question that God heals today. A member of my family was miraculously healed. I have friends who have been miraculously healed. To make a cessationist argument hold water, we have to go beyond the clear Scriptures into speculation. Speculation is okay. I like to speculate. I’m sure you would agree that we should avoid making doctrinal statements that can only be based in speculation. There are no Bible verses that clearly spell out the end of spiritual gifts, or the end of miracles… and none point to a future ending here on earth.

      As for the italicized words, I’m not going to be critical there. We simply need to employ all of the tools at our disposal to interpret the Bible, and that includes all of the manuscripts. The KJV translators didn’t have access to the enormous wealth of manuscripts that we’ve found in the past 400 years. They did the best they could, but the Greek doesn’t suggest a ‘them.’

      συνεπιμαρτυροῦντος τοῦ θεοῦ σημείοις τε καὶ τέρασιν καὶ ποικίλαις δυνάμεσιν καὶ πνεύματος ἁγίου μερισμοῖς κατὰ τὴν αὐτοῦ θέλησιν
      συνεπιμαρτυροῦντος τοῦ θεοῦ σημείοις τε καὶ τέρασιν καὶ ποικίλαις δυνάμεσιν καὶ πνεύματος ἁγίου μερισμοῖς κατὰ τὴν αὐτοῦ θέλησιν

      God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will. It’s the same in the Textus Receptus as in the other manuscripts, which tells us that the “them” probably doesn’t belong. Good catch, though. One more reason that the KJV should be appreciated, but superceded… don’t you think?

  5. Tommy Belesky says:

    i have been giving money to benny hinn ministries for years and your telling me he is a false teacher??? what about texe marrs and rebecca brown who was really ruth bailey, both are dead, they were false teachers, what about Alan Beal who may have a different last name cause of marriage from gore, new zealand, is he not a false teacher?

    • Tony says:


      Yes, Benny Hinn is a false teacher. This is beyond dispute. The only people who defend Hinn as a good teacher are those who are engrossed in his ministry to the point that they stop comparing what he teaches against God’s Word. I’m sorry that you’ve faithfully given your money to a trickster, but that’s what he is. He’s one of the worst offenders. I’ve begun compiling a list of some of the outrageous things he’s taught. I’ll give you one for the moment: there are nine members of the Godhead. That’s right. Benny Hinn taught that the Father is a trinity, the Son is a trinity, and the Holy Spirit is a trinity… and clarified it by saying there ARE nine of them in total. He certainly preaches a prosperity gospel, which is clearly false. There are plenty of websites online that outline what’s Hinn has said, so you don’t have to take my word for it. In fact, Hinn himself – several times over the years, including last year – has said that he has taught falsely. That’s the most believable thing I’ve heard him say so far.

      I don’t want to demean him personally. That’s not my goal. My goal is to make sure that good people like you know the difference between what Jesus said and what false teachers say. My list is very incomplete so far. I don’t know much about Texe Marrs yet, but Rebecca Brown was definitely a false teacher. I don’t know about Alan Beal, but I will put him on my list of people to check out. Thanks for writing!

  6. Andrew says:

    Do you take recommendations for other false teachings / teachers to be added to this list?

    • Tony says:


      Yes, of course. The list is very incomplete, and there are many false teachers I’ve never heard of. If you can, with your recommendations, describe what you see as their false teaching, that would also be helpful. Thanks!

  7. Cindy says:

    What do you know about Joseph A Cortez? I ran across a e-book of his on Revelation and I’ve NEVER heard such things EVER. Some of it sounds interesting but Im not sure I trust his teaching. Ive never heard of him until now.

    • Tony says:


      I’ve not heard of him. Is there something about what you’ve read that concerns you?

      In your shoes, I would remain skeptical for a time. Please also remain skeptical of me and what I’ve written. Check things out for yourself. Compare what’s written with what you read in your Bible. Compare what’s written with other, well-established Christian teachers. Pray that the Holy Spirit, who is God, will help you understand what God’s Word says.

      Generally speaking, I don’t concern myself much with prophecy and ‘last days’ things. It’s not that I consider them unimportant. They’re in the Bible, so we should be familiar with them. However: I’m instantly skeptical of any teacher, church, or movement that focuses heavily on those things. Jesus taught that we should be ready for His return at any time. He also explained that while there are signs of His coming, nobody knows when it will be. We should be less focused on WHEN He’s coming back and more focused on what we’re supposed to be doing UNTIL He comes back. Having taught Revelation myself, I find that an undue fascination with prophecy too often turns into an obsession that keeps believers busy thinking about current events, rather than being focused on obeying Jesus by living what He taught, including being a witness for Him and serving others.

      We would all do well to focus on the core of the gospel, and make sure that we’re ready for His return as well. Let me know if there’s any way I can help you with that. Thanks!

  8. Anders says:

    Never heard of Joseph Cortes before, but I watched a one-hour video by him (nr. 9-302 from 2009) out of curiosity, and have to admit I was quite taken. I’ve never claimed to understand Revelations, but what Cortes teaches is radical, grounded, and makes one want hear more. His premise is that the book was written for Christians but not to us. It was written to the Jews. Much in the chapters concerns events that are past. He identifies anti-Christ, explains Jacob’s troubles, and shows where USA in named in Scripture.

    • Tony says:


      Thanks for the info. I would dispute his claim that Revelation was written to the Jews. I mean, the first three chapters are written to churches. Jews didn’t go to church, they went to synagogue. The biblical term Christian only applies to those who are born again, while the term Jew applied to the entire nation of Israel. Clearly, Revelation was written to believers, and not just those who traced their lineage to Abraham. There’s no question that Revelation was written to believers in a Jewish context, as the majority of its verses refer to Old Testament passages… but that doesn’t mean it was written to the nation of Israel.

      I’m a partial preterist. That means that I believe some of the prophetic events of Revelation have already occurred. On that he and I might agree. On seeing the USA in Scripture, I have grave doubts. The only way that America is mentioned in the Bible is if we’re actually IN the last days, and I’m not sure of that at all. Most preterists would question it.

      I haven’t heard or read anything by him, so I’m in no position to judge anything beyond what you’ve written. I do appreciate you taking the time, by the way. I would caution you, and anyone else, to spend very little time studying eschatology. The lessons of Scripture do not much include being up to date on how current events might or might not fit into apocalyptic Scriptures. The lessons do very much include being ready, and being ON TASK. That is, particularly, knowing and doing what the rest of the New Testament says. End-times stuff matters, but far less than seeking His kingdom today.

  9. Anders says:

    After listening to more of Joseph Cortes (pronounced Courts) I would second your caution about focusing too much on eschatology. I guess the other ditch to be avoided would be ignoring it all together, which is the tendency in the Lutheran church. Cortes rambles and teases but in general it seems to me that he is wanting to expose pre trib premillennialism as false teaching which first appeared with Darby around 1830. Fascinating study, but not easy to come to any final resolution.

    • Tony says:

      Thanks for the update, Anders. We agree: if it’s in the Bible, we should be aware of it, and spend time working to understand it. Making one thing a primary focus, however, seems unwise. I have a friend who’s concerned about the salvation of young people… and somehow believes that focusing almost exclusively on Genesis 1-3 is the key. I have another friend who wants believers to receive all that God has for them… and somehow believes that focusing on our identity in Christ is the key. Still others believe that the key is ‘praying on’ the armor of God each morning, or that observing the feasts of Judaism unlocks all understanding, and so on. All of these things are good, but ultimately detrimental to their faith because they lack the wisdom to study ALL of the Scriptures. You seem far, far wiser than they. Have a great day!

  10. Jeannette says:

    A friend of mine was asking if I could find any solid information about Steve Maltz, as someone she knows thinks he is wonderful. Being certain he is a false teacher, she is concerned. A search sent me here and I like what I see so far – especially as you are not a cessationist! So many are, understandably, put off genuine spiritual gifts by all the deceptive and demonic things claimed to be from the Holy Spirit and lump them all together as evil by definition.

    Do you have any information besides his NAR connection that might help pin down what Steve Maltz teaches?

    Thank you

    • Tony says:


      Thanks for asking. With regard to spiritual gifts, I see no good arguments for cessationism. I do see plenty of opinions, but they seem to contradict both Scripture and experience.

      I’d never heard of Steve Maltz. I’m pretty good at finding things online, but I can’t find anything related directly to what he believes. I see nothing at this point to indicate that he’s a false teacher, but it appears that he focuses strongly on prophecy. Most of the time, people asking whether someone is a false teacher are really asking whether someone’s understanding of prophecy is biblically accurate. They don’t know much about what Jesus taught, and haven’t studied the Bible… so they’re drawn to the sensational, which is often someone teaching about biblical prophecy. I don’t know if that describes your friend or not, of course… but there are SO MANY good teachers out there that I would simply steer clear of anyone who spends a lot of time on prophecy.

      While prophecy is important – it IS in the Bible, after all – it’s not THAT important. Consider all of the rest of the Bible, and ask whether focusing on one facet of God’s Word is a wise and healthy approach to spiritual maturity. I would strongly suggest that it’s not. Any teacher or preacher whose main focus is prophecy has often, in my experience, abandoned what Jesus taught and commanded in favor of talking about topics that immature believers find more fascinating.

      Until I can find more on Steve Maltz, I would rest on this: if he’s connected IN ANY WAY to prominent NAR folks, he’s to be avoided at all costs. They’re not just a little off-base. They’re not just interpreting unclear Scriptures in a slightly different way than I prefer. The foundation of what they teach is contrary to God’s Word, and that should be enough.

      • Jeannette says:

        Thank you for your reply and for the good work you are doing.

        It seems that Steve Maltz must remain a mystery for now, but the Lord will make things plain (Malachi 3:18?).

        My friend’s friend is the one who (after appearing very “sound” and balanced as long as she has known her) seems to have become enthralled by false teachers. One of them was obvious, such as a doctor who turned out on a quick check to be a New Age “Healing guru” talking about “Listening to your body and “Connecting with the Divine”.

        I hope that I’m not too obsessed with prophecy as such. Yet it seems plain that we are seeing the great apostasy foretold in scripture happening before our eyes. So many Christian leaders seem to be suddenly falling away and taking their followers with them, while false teachers and prophets multiply.

        It’s a fine line, isn’t it – being aware of the signs of the times and Enemy tactics, yet not becoming an ardent “Conspiracy theorist”. Isaiah 8:11-14 is always a steadying influence.

        Yours in Christ


  11. Anders says:

    Steve Maltz has written a book called, God’s Signature, The Wonders of the Hebrew Language. According to Amazon, “you will learn in this book: How Moses wrote his five books; How the Hebrew language speaks to us; What God’s real name is; Which translations of the Bible are truly inspired; What the Jewish scribes did for us; What separates man from the animals; Where Jesus hid in the Old Testament; Which Hebrew letter spoke of the virgin birth; Which method of Bible interpretation you never hear about; How to say the Aaronic blessing properly;” You can also hear Maltz on Youtube where he, for example, explains how the church lost the truth.

    • Tony says:

      That last bit got me, Anders. “How the church lost the truth” is the refuge of gnosticism, most cults of Christianity, and theological liberals around the globe. The presumption is that those in power preferred certain messages and didn’t prefer others, and so they suppressed the “real truth.” We should be soooo grateful for these amazing leaders who, like Joseph Smith, have “restored” the gospel for us.

      I hope you don’t mind a bit of sarcasm. There’s no sense in which the church lost the truth. Agreed?

    • Jeannette says:

      Thank you. Yes “How the church lost the truth” does sound rather strange and even cult-like. The only problem is in knowing exactly what “Truth” it’s supposed to have lost. It doesn’t sound like it but it could simply mean the truth that we need to repent and be saved, instead of the modern tendency of preaching “Gospel lite”

      It also sounds as if he may be into “Hebrew Roots”. Or might he just be explaining how the Bible should be understood from the Jewish perspective in which it was already written.

    • Jeannette says:

      Don’t misunderstand my last comment. It does seem certain Steve Maltz is dodgy. It’s just that false teachers tend to wriggle out of criticism by saying they didn’t mean what we think they mean

  12. Fred says:

    How did Ken Copeland not make the cut?

  13. Anders says:

    Has the church lost the truth? I can only answer for the denomination I have belonged to for the past 35 years. The seminaries, the leadership, including the archbishop, bishops and majority of the priests, have long since denied the authority of the Scriptures. Why would anyone stay in a church like that, you may well ask. I’m often tempted to leave, but happily there are still groups of lay people and a few ministers who “receive the Word with all readiness of mind and search the Scriptures daily whether these things are true.” Wherever that is happening you cannot claim that the truth has been lost.

  14. Salim says:

    Dear Sir !!You should know the word of faith is not False teaching ,If you have the gift of faith & speak the word according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit it is not a false teaching, You can not blame the Anointed of God
    Be Carefull ,Sir …..

    Teaching the Anointed with Negative about them is Good ……..

    • Tony says:

      Dear Salim:

      Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, you have been misled. Anyone who claims to speak in the name of Christ must also teach what Jesus taught. That means that what we teach must match Scripture. Word of Faith theology does not match Scripture. It is a lie.

      How is it a lie? Simple: it makes man and God equal. How? Think about it carefully, my friend: if God created the universe by speaking faith-filled words, and if we can change reality by doing the same, where is the difference between Creator and creation? The Bible makes it clear that man is not God, and that God isn’t like man… but Word of Faith teachers contradict the Bible. For example, many teach that we have the same power that God has. Some teach that humans aren’t ‘made in God’s image,’ but are exact duplicates of God. That is a lie.

      You’ve also fallen for the oldest trick in the book, my friend. When someone warns you that another person is going to come and accuse them of something terrible, and that you must not believe it, and that you must defend them against accusation and accuser, you should not believe them. You should test all things, including what they tell you to believe. The Bereans heard Paul the apostle, and then they double-checked what he said by looking at the Scriptures. The ones who have been teaching you have done the opposite: they have not told you to test them, but to protect them by saying things like “touch not God’s anointed.” If Peter is not God’s anointed, then nobody is… and Paul corrected him when he was wrong. If Paul is not God’s anointed, then nobody is… and the Bereans tested whatever he told them.

      You and I should do no less, my friend. Listen to what the Word of Faith teachers say, and then be like the Bereans. They were commended, and you will be as well.

    • Andrew says:

      1 Cor 18-31
      Eph 2

    • Andrew says:

      Deut 18(18:20)

    • Andrew says:

      Salim how can you justify your statement with scripture to back your stance?

      In Gal 2:11-21 Paul rebuking/correcting Peter

      1 Tim 1 don’t teach strange doctrines(doctrines not found in scripture) and the kicking out of the church 2 false teachers

      Matt 7 judging those that are believers for correction and restoration of the beliver in sin.

      1 Cor 5 (judges a man for unhabitual sexual immorality and kicking man out of the church)

      For instances of Paul kicking unrepentant false teachers and unrepentant sinner, he would have handled proper church discipline that is laid out in (Matt 18(18:15-17)

      1 Cor 5(5:12-13) 1 Corinthians 5:12–13 (NASB95): 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?
      13 But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.”

      Juding is here in greek is to decide,to think,- basically to evaluate- so if one is claiming Christ we have a standard to judge(evaluate) if the are a believer, are they teaching starage doctrines (this that are not found in scripture- extra biblical revelation)

      Hebrews 1:1 states God doesnt speak through prophets and via signs anymore because we have the completed Word(the Bible).

      1 Tim 3:16-17 2 Timothy 3:16–17 (NASB95): “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
      17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

      Deuteronomy 18:10–12 (NASB95): 10There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
      11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
      12 “For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.
      Do not touch God’s anointed was meaning about old testament prophets, which when we look in Hebrew 1:1 God doesnt speak through prophets anymore

      So how and you justify your statement when the Biblical Council(what Scripture says time and time again) that we do have the right to evaluate and say if someone is teaching false doctrine, what scripture are you using to justify your point?

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